Wednesday 5 August 2015

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Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

Keep the kids happy, out and about in Gloucestershire during the summer holidays with SoGlos’ jam-packed 2015 guide, sponsored by King's Walk Shopping Centre:

Days out, special events, camps and unmissable sports, see the Gloucestershire summer holidays guide to keep children...

Gloucestershire nurseries guide

Let SoGlos give you a helping hand in finding a great Gloucestershire nursery, day nursery or kindergarten.

Get a head start in hunting for the perfect nursery in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.


Win family tickets to the Malvern Autumn Show

Ends Monday 14 September 2015

Win a family ticket to the Malvern Autumn Show in SoGlos’s latest competition.

Boasting the best of seasonal food, giant veggies, gardening and countryside pursuits, the Malvern Autumn Show 2015 is...


In the Making exhibition at The Wilson

Wednesday 5 August to Sunday 20 September 2015

The exciting In the Making exhibition from Design Museum will stop off at The Wilson this summer.

Challenge your perceptions, reconsider everyday objects and get hands-on in a host of workshops, at The Wilson’s...

Mini Scrumpty Trail at Gloucester Museums

Wednesday 5 August to Saturday 31 October 2015

Don’t miss the mini Scrumpty trail  at Gloucester City and Folk Museums for the chance to win a prize.

Little and big kids alike will search high and low in the Gloucester City and Folk Museums Mini Scrumpty Trail, with the...

Shaun in the City trail in Bristol

Wednesday 5 to Monday 31 August 2015

Keep your eye out for 70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures placed throughout Bristol this summer.

Shaun the Sheep will be taking over Bristol this summer, with 70 ‘ewe-nique’ sculptures to spot across the...

The Everyman Theatre Summer School

Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 August 2015

This summer, let the kids get their first taste of the Everyman stage.

Teens can develop theatrical skills and gain a national qualification, in a two-week long Musical Theatre Summer School...

Museum Makers at Gloucester Museums

Tuesday 11 to Tuesday 18 August 2015

County children will be getting crafty at Gloucester Museums this summer.

Mini monsters, notebook covers and space rockets will all be covered in the new series of Museum Makers workshops, running...

Crafty Tuesdays at Regent Arcade

Tuesday 11 to Tuesday 25 August 2015

Creative kids can head to free Crafty Tuesdays at Regent Arcade in Cheltenham this summer.

Creative kids should head to Regent Arcade this summer, where Cheltenham Collective will be hosting a number of free arts...

Activity Days at Gloucester Museums

Wednesday 12 to Wednesday 26 August 2015

Royalty, dragons and dinosaurs will be heading to Gloucester City & Folk Museums’ Activity Days this summer.

From princes and princesses to dinosaurs and dragons, Gloucester City and Folk Museums will keep the kids entertained...

Fun Fridays with Toys to Grow at Regent Arcade

Friday 7 to Friday 28 August 2015

Cheltenham toy shop, Toys to Grown, will be hosting free play sessions at its Fun Fridays at Regent Arcade.

Head to Regent Arcade this summer holidays, where independent toy shop, Toys to Grow, will be offering a host of activities,...

Eastgate Chamber Tours at Gloucester City Museum

Saturday 8 to Saturday 22 August 2015

Discover what lies beneath in Gloucester City Museum’s Eastgate Chamber Tours this summer.

Join forces with a brave Roman soldier and venture deep beneath the pavements of Gloucester at Gloucester City Museum’s...

Kids-go-free family films at Gloucester Guildhall

Saturday 8 to Thursday 27 August 2015

Paddington Bear will be warming hearts when he appears on the big screen in Gloucester.

Parents with children who want to relax with an uplifting family film can head to Gloucester Guildhall this August and...

The Play Farm Fun Day at The Brewery

Thursday 6 August 2015

All the fun of the fair will be found at The Play Farm Fun Day 2015.

With a mini fun-fair, inflatables, farmyard animals, a climbing wall and an ice- cream van, little ones will be kept busy...

Junior Rugby Camp in Cheltenham

Friday 14 to Saturday 15 August 2015

Kids can improve their rugby skills with professionals from Gloucester Rugby this half term.

Mini rugby players across the county can develop their skills with Gloucester Rugby coaches – and meet some of the players...

Make Some Noise at The Brewery

Thursday 13 August 2015

With live music, a climbing wall and fire engine, don’t miss The Brewery’s Make Some Noise day.

The Brewery in Cheltenham will be alive with the sound of music this summer, with a host of young, local artists at its...

Big Bourton Picnic at Greystones Farm

Sunday 16 August 2015

Music, foraging, outdoor pursuits and food galore, don’t miss the Big Bourton Picnic at Greystones Farm.

With live music, wild food foraging, bushcraft, children’s entertainment and plenty of local food and drink, don’t...

Mobile Petting Zoo at The Brewery

Thursday 20 August 2015

Get up close to creepy crawlies and more at The Brewery this summer.

Meet meerkats, giant millipedes, parrots, tarantulas and many more exotic animals when Tropical Inc brings its Mobile...

Richard III Medieval Weekend at Sudeley Castle

Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 August 2015

Activities, characters, storytelling and more, head to Sudeley Castle for its biggest Medieval Weekend.

Be transported back to medieval times, with a living history camp, costumed characters, a host of activities and an appearance...

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Sunday 23 August 2015

Feast your eyes upon hundreds of vintage motors and super cars at Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2015.

The Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2015 promises an assortment of delights for petrol heads and plenty of family...

Guide Dog Day at The Brewery

Thursday 27 August 2015

Pet puppies, test your senses and meet the mascot at The Brewery’s first ever Guide Dog day.

Meet plenty of adorable and hard-working puppies at The Brewery in Cheltenham at its free Guide Dog Day this summer. ...


Witcombe Cider Festival

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Witcombe Cider Festival 2015 promises a barrel of laughs and the finest ciders around.

Sup on the finest county ciders and real ales, see a host of live music acts, enjoy entertainment spanning sports and...

Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum

Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August 2015

Creative families can try their hand at woodcraft and woodland skills during the three-day celebration of nature. © Jamie Koster.

Discover a world of wooden wonders, enjoy live music, carving and falconry displays, storytelling and much more, during...

Gloucester Rugby Beach Weekender

Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August 2015

Rugby, music and sandcastles can be found at Gloucester Quays this August, at Gloucester Rugby’s Beach Weekender.

Gloucester Quays will be transformed into a holiday resort this August bank holiday when Gloucester Rugby host a beach-themed...

Meet Elsa from Frozen at Shakes 2Go

Sunday 30 August 2015

Fans of all things Frozen, will be heading to Cheltenham’s Shakes 2GO when Elsa comes to town.

Fans of all things Frozen will be heading to Cheltenham’s popular milkshake bar, Shakes 2Go, this August Bank Holiday,...

The Severn Bore

Sunday 30 August to Friday 27 November 2015

Daredevils take to the water for The Severn Bore.

Find out where and when to see The Severn Bore in 2015, and don’t miss out on the natural wonder and sporting spectacular...

Malvern Autumn Show

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 September 2015

Celebrate the best of regional produce, the countryside and gardening at the Malvern Autumn Show 2015.

A celebration of seasonal food and gardening, giant vegetables, vintage nostalgia, television personalities including...

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Sunday 27 September 2015

Step on it and get walking across the Five Valleys to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

All ages and abilities can join the Meningitis Trust for the 21-mile Five Valleys Walk through stunning Cotswolds countryside....

St Nicholas Wishing Tree in Gloucester

Tuesday 17 November to Saturday 12 December 2015

The St Nicholas Wishing Tree will be ready to receive festive wishes throughout November and December.

County children can leave their Christmas wishes on Gloucester Folk Museum’s St Nicholas Wishing Tree and receive a personalised...


Cattle Country Adventure Park unveils new water attraction

Families will be making a splash at Cattle Country Adventure Park after the launch of its new water attraction.

Families have even more reason to head to the day-out destination, Cattle Country Adventure Park, following the reveal...

Slimbridge to showcase giant LEGO animals

See the amazing giant LEGO animals on display at Slimbridge this summer.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is to welcome the arrival of giant LEGO animals this summer, offering an exciting and innovative...

Dean Heritage Centre celebrates The Very Hungry Caterpillar with new attraction

Eric Carle’s classic children’s story is celebrated at Dean Heritage Centre’s woodland trail.

Dean Heritage Centre pays homage to Eric Carle’s best-loved children’s tale The Very Hungry Caterpillar with its brand...

Westonbirt Arboretum to launch new treetop walkway

Westonbirt Arboretum will see a brand new treetop walkway this summer.

The spectacular tree garden, Westonbirt Arboretum, has reached its fundraising target of £1.9 million, paving the way...

Unlimited admission introduced at Gloucester Museums

Visitors can enjoy unlimited entry to Gloucester Museums with their new admission prices.

Visitors to Gloucester Folk and City Museums can expect better value for money as the new prices offer unlimited admission...

Hot lists

50 free things to do in the summer holidays in Gloucestershire

Dinosaur fans will be thrilled when a life-size T Rex makes an appearance at The Brewery.

Discover 50 ways to keep the kids entertained in Gloucestershire during the school summer holidays, without spending a...

13 wild things to do this summer in Gloucestershire

Go wild with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s 13 wild things to do this summer.

From snail racing to pond dipping, tick off Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s 13 wild things to do this summer.

8 places to play tennis in Gloucestershire

East Glos Club in Cheltenham is a top place to play tennis, with 28 courts – 11 grass.

Whip-out your whites and practice your grunts, as SoGlos serves up eight top places to play tennis in Gloucestershire....

16 of the best picnic spots in Gloucestershire

Farncombe Estate offers a beautiful setting to enjoy The Fish Hotel’s picnic hamper.

Soak up picturesque views, mess about by the river or relax in beautiful parkland, with SoGlos’s handpicked selection...

12 of Gloucestershire's best outdoor pools to take a dip in

Cowley Manor’s outdoor pool is the perfect spot to channel a holiday vibe closer to home.

Make a splash at one of the best outdoor swimming pools in Gloucestershire – or perfect your front crawl, and top up your...

5 fabulous spots for outdoor cinema in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire’s inaugural Livestock Festival will see films screened every night until the early hours.

Boasting picturesque hotspots, Gloucestershire’s brand new festival, a drive-in experience and Cheltenham’s...

10 glorious Gloucestershire locations to enjoy open-air theatre

Cheltenham’s annual Open-Air Theatre Festival returns to Bacon Theatre this summer, with no less than nine theatre productions.

Spanning beautiful gardens, unique amphitheatres and quintessential village greens, this summer pack a picnic and enjoy...

Special offers

Summer stays at Whitemead Forest Park

Ends Monday 31 August 2015

Save up to 50 per cent on your holiday at Whitemead Forest Park, with some amazing last-minute summer deals on offer now.

Enjoy a last-minute break at one of Gloucestershire’s favourite holiday destinations, with up to 50 per cent off...


Interview with Lady Ashcombe from Sudeley Castle

Lady Ashcombe talks to SoGlos about life as custodian of Sudeley Castle.

SoGlos talks to Lady Ashcombe, custodian of Sudeley Castle, about the forthcoming season at the popular Gloucestershire...

Children & Family events

Mik Richardson’s design is one example of the amazing artwork found along the Scrumpty Trail.

Where's Scrumpty Trail in Gloucester

Wednesday 5 August to Saturday 31 October 2015

The exciting In the Making exhibition from Design Museum will stop off at The Wilson this summer.

In the Making exhibition at The Wilson

Wednesday 5 August to Sunday 20 September 2015

This summer, let the kids get their first taste of the Everyman stage.

The Everyman Theatre Summer School

Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 August 2015

Immerse yourself in all things rugby-related this summer at Gloucester Museum’s WOW! Rugby exhibition.

WOW! Rugby exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Wednesday 5 August to Saturday 31 October 2015

The Big Batsford Bug Hunt at Batsford Arboretum

Wednesday 5 to Monday 31 August 2015

Crazy golf at The Goods Shed

Wednesday 5 August to Sunday 6 September 2015

Summer Fun Days at Robinswood Hill Country Park

Wednesday 5 to Thursday 27 August 2015

Children & Family venues


Gloucester Museums
The Wharf House Over Canal Festival

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